Mei : "NAGAMITSU"
Age: Later mid Kamakura Period
School : Ko-Osafune
Ha-watari - 70.9 cm. / Sori - 2.13 cm.
Sugata . The blade is
in shinogi-zukuri with iori-mune and has wide mi-haba in the bottom and a
little narrow in the yokote area, normal kasane and elegant tachi-sugata
with smaller chu-kissaki.
Jihada : Dense and fine
ko-itame-hada combined with a little o-hada in company with thick ji-nie
then clear choji-utsuri appears.
Hamon : Choji-midare in
tight nioi-deki accompanied with bright nioi-guchi then many ashi are seen
inside the hamon.
Boshi : Midare-komi then becomes
Nakago : Suriage and has gently curved
kuri-jiri, kiri-yasuri and four mekugi-ana.
Nagamitsu is a son of Mitsutada and succeeded his father, namely the
second generation of the main lineage of the Osafune school also he left
the largest number of works among master smiths of the same period.
Nagamitsu forges very fine and clear jigane then produces clear
choji-utsuri, so-called 'Botan-utsuir'
The patternof his hamon
tends to be calm or sugu-ha in the monouchi are and boshi usually becomes